Everyday Faith Daily Devotions for Women 14 June 2022 Message
Everyday Faith Daily Devotions for Women 14 June 2022 written by Jill Briscoe
TOPIC: Is God’s Will a Mystery to You?
SCRIPTURE: “God’s secret plan has now been revealed to us; it is a plan centered on Christ, designed long ago according to His good pleasure.” ~ Ephesians 1:9
Everyday Faith Daily Devotions For Women 14 June 2022 || MESSAGE
Is God’s will a mystery to you? This verse tells us that God has made known to us His “secret plan.” Such are our spiritual blessings in heavenly places!
Do you think of God as a sort of celestial Agatha Christie who delights in fooling you? Do you believe that when you finally get to heaven the last chapter will tell all? Well, this is not what is meant by the word secret. God is speaking here of previously hidden truths that are now divinely revealed. He wants us to know them. Paul may have had the secret, mysterious religions of his day in mind when he used this word.
These religions were secret societies whose mysteries were revealed only to initiated members. If we have been initiated into the kingdom of God, by receiving God’s Spirit, the secrets of that kingdom are ours. The same thought is found in 1 Cor. 2: 9-10: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things—yes, the deep, secret things of God.
Spiritual truths are not found in human wisdom but rather are revealed by God. The promise of Scripture is that we have received “his Spirit (not the world’s spirit) so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us” (1Cor 2:12). Furthermore, it is God’s good pleasure that we should know them! There’s no mystery here!
SUGGESTED READING: Ephesians 1: 1-14
Everyday Faith Daily Devotions For Women 14 June 2022 || PRAYER
Lord, thank You that You have revealed Your truth to all who want to know You. Thank You that it’s not just for the super intelligent, but it’s for everyone. I am so grateful for the gift of Your Spirit who reveals Your truth in ways that we can all understand. Amen.